Robert Covington, the Trail Blazers’ most noteworthy addition in the 2020 offseason, delivered a message to fans after he landed in Portland. Covington, a defense-first forward, explained that he is excited to be in Portland and that he is ready to get to work.
Here is the video message from Covington:
Undrafted out of Tennessee State, Covington emerged from the Rockets’ D-League (now the G League) affiliate to carve out a role as a two-way forward. His relentless style has not gone unnoticed, in 2018 he earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors. Now with the Blazers, it appears that Covington is determined to win over yet another fanbase with his blue-collar work ethic.
Last season, in the regular season, Covington averaged 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. In the playoffs, with the Rockets, he started in all 12 of Houston’s outings and averaged 11.2 points per game.
Want to get a closer look at what Covington brings to coach Terry Stotts’ rotation? Check out Eric Griffith’s in-depth, post-trade analysis of the Blazers’ newest frontcourt member. In addition to that, Kyle Garcia analyzed the strengths that Covington brings at both ends of the floor.